3 Ways

3 Ways

[Woolworths  SA]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • No churn ice cream
  • Combine
  • Full-cream milk
  • Icing sugar
  • Strong espresso
  • Zip-lock bags
  • Whisk
  • Lie flat to freeze
  • Break into pieces
  • Rib-eye steaks
  • Ground coffee beans
  • Black pepper
  • Ground chilli
  • Grill griddle pan
  • Sugar cones
  • Dark chocolate / Milk chocolate
  • Line the inside of the sugar cones
  • Freeze to set
  • Top with a dash of milk
  • Chocolate shavings

 

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Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

[Honeymoon studios]
The Film titled “Musical playpark” by Ogilvy Johannesburg, Velocity Films advertising agencies for Kentucky Fried Chicken/KFC in South Africa (Aug 2016).
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Bulungula

Bulungula

 [Pascal Bennet ]

Situated on one of the world’s most beautiful, unspoilt beaches in the heart of a traditional Xhosa village, the eco-friendly Bulungula Lodge has been described as “spectacular” by the Lonely Planet and “one of the World’s ultimate ethical travel experiences” by The Rough Guide.  read more HERE

Wild Coast – Easter Cape, South Africa

Create something incredible in Kenya

Create something incredible in Kenya

[Tusker Laager]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • To create something incredible
  • Sounds have always fascinated
  • Stop for a moment and listen
  • Another world
  • A Kenyan music producer
  • To gather sounds from all over my homeland
  • The sounds of instruments, of artists, of the people
  • We found a direction
  • It needed something more, it needed soul
  • I went on an epic journey
  • What makes us, us
  • You can fly with music
  • Our grandfathers used music to send messages to people
  • Different sounds, different cultures
  • It made me feel warm inside
  • I found togetherness
[Tusker Laager]

 

 

Inspire me #12

Inspire me #12

[Green Renaisance]

“Madiba – your legacy will live on.   You will always inspire us –   thank you.”   Green Renaisance

 

One in a Thousand

One in a Thousand

[Green Renaissance]

“The Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve is part of the Ponta do Ouro-Kosi Bay TFCA, Africa’s first marine TFCA and part of the Lubombo TFCA.   Around 77% of the marine turtles monitored in Mozambique nest in the Marine Reserve.   It is thus the most important leatherback and loggerhead turtle nesting ground along the Mozambican coast.  What makes the Marine Reserve’s turtle monitoring programme all the more exciting, is that it links up with the turtle monitoring programme of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site, that is now in its 43rd season.  Good news for turtles!” [Green Renaisance visit their site HERE]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Winds may be rising
  • It walks up the beach, plodding
  • You are absolutely awestruck
  • Maybe they’ve been doing it for 60 millions of years
  • It’s something that you don’t forget
  • It knows exactly what its going to do
  • It builds a nest
  • It carefully crafts a hole
  • It lays its eggs
  • Its beyond comprehension how this can actually happen
  • In the wild, naturally
  • Thousands of hatchlings
  • Entering the water
  • All sorts of things
  • Making good progress
  • Numbers are increasing
  • A huge responsibility
  • We’ve made a difference

 Read more about this Marine Conservation Project  HERE

 

 

250km of Single Track Happiness

250km of Single Track Happiness

[Old Mutual joBerg2c ]

The Old Mutual joBerg2c is riding the off-roads less travelled and trails never travelled. It is racing, riding and touring across this magnificent country. It is sharing a passion for mountain biking with those who love riding.

From the creators of South Africa’s two favourite mountain bike stage races, the Berg & Bush and Sani2c, comes a ride set to capture the imagination of passionate mountain bikers across the country, if not the world. Starting in the south of Johannesburg and finishing nine days later at Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. Part race part adventure, the Old Mutual joBerg2c takes competitors through the country, from the heat and dust of the big city to the cool crisp air of the sea via spectacular mountainous passes.

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Makeba, makes my body dance for you

Makeba, makes my body dance for you

 [JAINVEVO]

Jeanne Galice, known professionally as Jain, is a French singer-songwriter. Her debut album, Zanaka, was released in November 2015. 

Makeba, is an ode to the South African singer and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba, read more HERE

 

We teach them to strengthen their dreams

We teach them to strengthen their dreams

[Nokia  Mobile]

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • We have 42 tribes
  • One thing that we have in common is dance
  • Dance classes
  • They realize their strength
  • Their heart is at ease
  • Make a huge difference in their society
  • United for a better future
  • I’m listed as the world’s oldest hockey player
  • Get the community together
  • Senior centers
  • I’m interested in dealing with younger people
  • It kind of opens up the world for you
  • I’m an inspiration for them to keep going
  • A man’s machine
  • You’re supposed to be in the kitchen
  • Create an equal platform
  • Women motorcyclists
  • This is our passion
  • United for women’s power

 

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Look Up #6

Look Up #6

Great Big Story

 

The milky eagle owl, also known as Verreaux’s eagle-owl, is as powerful as it is beautiful. Found throughout sub-Saharan Africa, it is the continent’s largest owl. With wingspans that can stretch up to five feet in length, its size and power make it one of only a few African birds that can hunt a porcupine successfully. While it is a dominant bird, the combined effects of habitat loss, hunting, drought and disease have drastically reduced its population.

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A milky eagle owl
  • The largest African Owl
  • It is found throughout Sub Saharan Africa 
  • The Eagle in their name refers to their large size
  • Females are much larger than males
  • Over a third bigger
  • They feed on a large variety of animals
  • Using their sharp vision
  • They spot prey
  • Seizing them with their powerful talons
  • A dominant bird
  • Its population has seen a decline
  • Due to a combination of
  • Loss of suitable habitat, hunting, disease and drought
  • A slow reproductive rate
  • Difficult for the population to recover quickly
Join the Treevolution

Join the Treevolution

 [Green Pop Treevolution]

In March 2017, Greenpop will be hosting their 7th annual Reforest Fest in the ancient Platbos Forest Reserve. But this isn’t just your ordinary festival! It is a chance to (re)connect with yourself, your fellow humans and with nature, help plant thousands of trees, dance to amazing live music, learn from eco-workshops, eat delicious food and much more. Last year, Greenpop planted 8.000 trees and this year they aim to plant another 8.000 trees ! Join them for a weekend of positive action and celebration ! Read more HERE

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Leaves under your feet
  • The dappled light through the trees
  • That you’re not just simply here on this earth
  • To go to work
  • To answer phone calls
  • To accept a more purposeful call
  • The wilderness
  • Just be in nature
  • Dance beneath the moonlight
  • Under a blanket of stars
  • Expand your mind
  • Use your imagination
  • Create something beautiful
  • Be part of replanting a forest
  • Growing a legacy
  • Reconnect with nature
  • Magic happens
  • Get back to your roots
  • Re-grow the southern most forest in Africa

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I wrote this song for you

I wrote this song for you

 [Jeremy Loops]
Jeremy Hewitt, (born 4 March 1984), known by his stage name Jeremy Loops, is a South African  singer and songwriter.

I’ve been warm and I’ve been cold

It’s been drifting in my bones

It’s been a long long year

Another time another place

It’s been happening every day

It’s just good to have you here

Seen you know some things

And you’ll stretch them on

What you didn’t I know

What you did I sa-a-w

And what you see that I didn’t know

Now, What you told me to…

You watch out

See I wrote it for you

See I I wrote it for you for you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and yoooooo

Say you walk, you take and stroll

down the way to the sun

So close to your heart

And it will take you alive

It will burn you up inside

But you know there’s – going home

See I wrote it for you

See I See I wrote it for you

Cause you told me to Cause I told you to

See I wrote it for you  See I wrote it for you

See I Cause you sing it out

Sing it out

Remix

 
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Africa’s Hippest City

Africa’s Hippest City

[Calvin Thompson]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A popular destination for markets
  • People have returned to their roots
  • By shopping local again
  • Quite a number of years ago
  • Fast on their tracks
  • By the ocean
  • Very vibby and very relaxed
  • People that are trendy
  • It’s got longevity about it
  • A diversity of people who are really good at what they do
  • Cape town  itself is quite diverse
  • Grundy amazing style
  • On a wine farm
  • Drinking craft beer
  • Hand-picking your wines
  • Instead of shopping at malls nowadays
  • A commercial space
  • Going where the locals go
  • People to meet
  • Make friends

 

 

 

Missing Africa #2

Missing Africa #2

[Gauteng Tourism Authority]

Maboneng a place of inspiration

An urban neighborhood where residents, businesses and visitors are part of a growing tribe connecting the heart and essence of the city of Johannesburg in South Africa.  Read more here

Click on links below to see my photos from Maboneng :

Africa 1Africa 2Africa 3Africa 4Africa 5Africa 6Africa 7Africa 8

 

Love can

Love can

 [Shaun Jacobs]

Shaun Jacobs, South African singer and songwriter. Listen to more of  Shaun’s songs here

“Love can”

Love can cross borders and love can break walls
Love can unbind us, love can define us
Love can see through what our eyes can’t undo
Love got me thinking love can do anything

Take my hand

It’s not that we’re lost

We’re just plotting a different course than we initially thought

We are free

When we’re on our knees

Put your hand in mine

We’ll make it in time you’ll see

Love can cross borders and love can break walls

Love can unbind us, love can define us

Love can see through what our eyes can’t undo

Love got me thinking love can do anything

Come with me

We’ll find what’s in store

For the heart that is bursting, the soul that is thirsting for more

We are free

Come and see

We’ll make it in time, we’ll find everything we need

Love can cross borders and love can break walls

Love can unbind us, love can define us

Love can see through what our eyes can’t undo

Love got me thinking love can do anything

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